One of things I love about crochet is that you can make shapes and 3D structures more easily than with knitting. For some time now I’ve been intending to explore crochet flowers and discover how different shapes are formed in making their structures.
Last night I finally pulled out my copy of 100 Flowers to Knit and Crochet.
I decided to start at the beginning of the crochet section and work through. However, I have no idea what a hellebore is, but I do know what a buttercup is. I didn’t think the buttercup looked like a buttercup. In fact I thought the hellebore looked more buttercup shaped.
So I crochet the hellebore using buttercup colours to make a buttercup.
Unimpressed with the chrysanthemum, I turned over and made a daisy…
I then moved to the rose. I’ve not sewn it together yet, and it’s looking more like a pink cabbage to me, but still it was interesting to explore the construction.
That was a far as I got. I did enjoy playing with the flowers and will work on through the book. Does anyone have any recommendations for good books on crochet flowers or leaves?
I hope you find some time for creative play this weekend.